Commercial Brings Ni No Kuni Sketches To Life

By Spencer . September 6, 2010 . 2:35pm

Level 5 is starting to push Ni no Kuni: The Jet Black Sorcerer in Japan with TV ads. Like this one, which starts out with sketches of Oliver.



The magic book shown at the end is an actual item included with Ni no Kuni. Level 5 filled it with pertinant information like magic spells and enemy data. Ni no Kuni comes out on December 9 in Japan. Plans for North America have not been announced at this time.

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  • Soma

    I can’t wait for this game!
    There hasn’t been any word of a North American release yet, has there?

  • cant wait to put my hands on this game!!

  • puchinri

    Awww, I’m getting more and more excited for this game. I really want both versions too. Although do we have clear details on the exact differences between them? I thought there was a post on here that addresses some of them at least, but I don’t remember.

    I hope Level-5 is able to publish it themselves in NA. Any news on how that new office is doing or any plans for it? (Ni no Kuni and Inazuma Eleven please…)

  • xavier axol

    Hey, I have a question. Does the ds and ps3 version share the same storyline? Cause if so I would rather wait for the ps3 version ( much better graphics, you get to play it with the dual shock, and with luck the move) that is if level 5 decides to implement it. I’m sure that level 5 will have the best year, I mean next year. Hmmm dark cloud, any one?

  • Aoshi00

    It’s probably too much to ask Ghibli to use real voice actors for a change (Oliver just doesn’t sound that great…), such a waste of Joe Hisaishi music… The Jpn ver. of Prof Layton also suffers from subpar acting too, other than Layton (Ooizumi You) himself, but I got used to it.. Just use professional VAs instead of famous actors who never voice act..

    • Ha, sounds like Layton had the same problems in English and Japanese. Layton himself was OK IIRC, but the rest of the cast wasn’t too good at faking their British accents. Would have been nice if they’d just cast actual British people.

      • Aoshi00

        The Eng. Layton had fake-cent? I did not realize that, it sounded pretty British to me, at least for Luke. I’ve played the first Layton in Eng. first and 2 & 3 in Jpn, and a little 2 in Eng.. the British is what I love about the US ver. The Jpn ver. just lacked emotion I guess because they’re most famous actors who lack voice acting skills (like the Jpn Lost Odyssey dub), but the guy who voices Layton was surprisingly good, and sounds younger than the Eng. counterpart. I know Prince Tolten in the US Lost Odyssey dub had fake-cent though.

        • Oof, I wasn’t a fan of US Luke. They actually re-dubbed Luke for the EU releases…supposedly because the test players hated his US voice so much. His EU voice is great IMO, but sounds REALLY young!

          I like the fact that they didn’t just go with a standard American dub too, since it’s at least something different (it was so refreshing hearing all those UK voices in DQ8 too) …but I do wish the execution had been a little better. Certainly no deal breaker though, and most people in the US didn’t seem to notice or care that it was fake-cent. I still need to pick up the second game though, I’m way behind you. :)

          I don’t know Japanese well at all, so I can’t detect sub-par JP VA as well as you. Sometimes I see that as a blessing… ;D

          • Aoshi00

            I love Luke’s Eng. voice, it’s a little annoying at times, but funny in a Batman sidekick kind of way. I’m surprised they redubbed the EU ver. because I heard they usually just release the US ver w/o modifying much. I really enjoy Prof Layton’s Eng. voices so much I would love to go thru the games one more time, problem is I don’t feel like playing the same (mostly) puzzles again. Plus I alrdy knew the plot twists.. I’m in the middle of Devil’s Flute now, chibi-Luke is pretty cute :) The 3rd game you have future Luke.The DQ8 Eng. voices were indeed great, it’s much better than the Jpn original because there was no voice acting in it at all, the British voices added so much personality to the chars. It was a breakthru too because DQ8 was the first game that had voice acting in it, but the original actually had none, and now back to DQ9 and there’s no voices again of course.If you want to look for sub-par Jpn VAs though, look no further than all the Ghibli flicks in the last 10 plus years :(…

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